Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Getting Fancy!

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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Alyson & Terence Married! - BB Jean Events Bellingham, WA Wedding Planner

It's been a busy few months here at BB Jean and we have a few more months to go before things slow down! Lots of photos coming soon, but in the meantime, here's a shot of one of my favorite couples of the summer thus far. Alyson and Terence were married a few weeks ago at the Hotel Bellwether and they were awesome! Loved every second working with these two and hearing how much they enjoyed their wedding made my day :) More photos by Selena of Blue Moon Photography to hopefully be posted soon!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Chelsea & Gary Details: BB Jean Events, Bellingham WA, Wedding Planner

Last year, I had the privilege of helping my former college roommate Lauren with the planning of her June wedding to her now hubby Jeff. A bit over a year later, I was able to once again work with this sweet family as Jeff's sister Chelsea married the love of her life, Gary last night at Evergreen Gardens in Ferndale, WA. Chelsea and Gary wanted a day that was simple and sweet, colorful and summery and would invite guests to linger on a warn night as they celebrated. The end result was just that: s'mores were up by the fire pit, fun summery tunes lingered in the air and the bride and groom were nothing but all smiles the entire day. It was wonderful!

Coconut cutting cake, lemon wedges and strawberry shortcakes provided by Andi of Pure Bliss Desserts. And as always, everything was beyond yummy!

Summer flower bouquets were created by Charlene at Boxx Berry Farm. She always makes such pretty wildflower bouquets and is so fun to work with!

Wreath created by Karen at Floral Designs for Weddings.

Congratulations Gary and Chelsea!! I loved working with your family again and wish you a long and happy life together!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Cat & Todd: Details - BB Jean Events, Bellingham, WA Wedding Planner

If you haven't already guessed, Cat and Todd are one of those couples that has their own, crazy, rad style. And as a result, working with them followed suit. This was one wedding where different ideas came together well - the bride and groom made their altar area and centerpieces, we came up with the stationery pieces, flowers and decor and the relaxed but personal day that resulted was fabulous!
Cat and Todd made their own hemp and soy tin candles (I still have no idea what the scent were, but they smelled incredible!!). We created custom stickers - 4 different ones to be exact, to top their tins with.
Andi of Pure Bliss Desserts created the ocean life covered cake. And (if you checked out a few of Cat and Todd's other photos), the lemon tarts.

By far. the coolest. wedding rings. I have ever seen. EVER! His is anchors, hers is a rad Octopus and MJB Jewelers did an incredible job custom making these for them. And even better, all the diamonds in Cat's rings that each tentacle weaves around was passed down to her. Love it!

Most brides give me details on what they want. I want these colors or these flowers or this style, you get the idea. Cat says "I want one of those ball bouquet things" and that was it. We got to run with it from there! In a nod to the family from Ireland that flew over, we used lots of Bells of Ireland for Cat's pom along with orange (because she and Todd love pops of color), thistle (because it reminded me of sea urchins) and lots of blues and greens.

I'd been describing this wedding as "The Octopus Wedding" and when people, when peaked by the words "Octopus" and "Wedding" appearing in the same sentence would ask for more detail, I would try to describe the wedding as "vintage-backyard-ocean". But really beyond any theme or ideas on either mine or the couples' part, it was a wedding dressed to be more about the bride and groom then anything else and I loved that! I love helping couples realize a day that really and truly is all about them.
And as always, a thank you shout out to Kaylee who always lets me post some incredible photos and makes my work look amazing ;)
Cake/Desserts: Andi, Pure Bliss
Stationery: BB Jean Events
DJ: Drew, Wannadance Mobile DJ
Tent/Table/Chair Rental: Pacific Party Canopies
Linen/Decor Rental: BB Jean events

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Annie & Jake: Details - BB Jean Events, Bellingham, WA Wedding Planner

A few detail shots of Annie and Jake's wedding last Monday at Lairmont Manor - taken by the lovely Jen of Jen Martin Studios. This couple was all about keeping things simple but elegant and that translated into garden rose themed stationery, garden flowers and roses for the bouquets, classical music in the background and some amazing food!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Annie's Bridal Bouquet - BB Jean Events, Bellingham, WA, Wedding Planner

I got home not too long ago from Annie and Jake's elegantly laid back garden party wedding and reception at Lairmont Manor. Loved working with this couple and I can't wait to share the professional photos when Jen of Jen Martin Studios is done working on them! I can't event begin to tell you how rewarding and fulfilling it was putting this day together for them - these two people were amazing! But more on that later...

In the meantime, here are a few shots of the bouquet we put together for Annie. A garden wedding deserved a garden flower bouquet and this one was filled with roses, sweet peas, tulips, scented geranium leaves, seeded eucalyptus, alstromeria and freesia. And it was almost as beautiful as the bride!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Cat & Todd: Decor Sneak Peak - BB Jean Events, Bellingham WA, Wedding Planner

There will be a deliciously long post of pictures for this couple's wedding when the gorgeous professional photos from Kaylee Eylander Photography are finished. But in the meantime, because I loved this wedding for being simple and pretty but still chock full of personal touches, and because I loved this couple for being the quirky, awesome pair that they are, I'll share a few glimpses to tide you over.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Amanda and Andrew Save the Date! - BB Jean Events, Bellingham WA Wedding Planner

You may remember Amanda and Andrew from their engagement photos taken by Kaylee Eylander Photography. And you may also remember that their Labor Day weekend wedding is going to be a glamorous swing dance affair at the Marysville Opera House. Their invitations are in the final design stages and we're gearing up to print a beautiful and formal stationery suite. When it came to save the dates however, we wanted to keep things in the theme but fun. Amanda found a photo of an old playbill and the rest was history!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Engagements: Breann and Travis - BB Jean Events, Bellingham WA Wedding Planner

Happy Friday! I think this is my last engagement posting this year...which means postings of wedding photos are right around the corner! So excited!

Below, meet Breann and Travis! Another super laid back and easy going couple that are getting hitched in September with a modern peacock color wedding at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal. I've really gotten lucky with my clients this year as they're all just genuinely fun and great people to work with - this couple no exception!

Just like the images say, the photos were captured by the lovely Kaylee Eylander of Kaylee Eylander Photography! Thanks again for Sharing Kaylee :)

Monday, May 17, 2010

Engagements: Alyson & Terence - BB Jean Events, Bellingham WA Wedding Coordinator

I adore Alyson and Terence! They're two of the most fun and genuine people you will ever meet! Come August, they'll be tying the knot on the waterfront at Tom Glenn Common followed by a reception at the Hotel Bellwether complete with great music, hints of the outdoors, good food, line dancing...and all things awesome!

Engagement shots were taken by Selena of Blue Moon Photography. It's my first time working with Selena but thus far she has been a delight to interact with and I can't wait to see how this couple's wedding day turns out!